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Tambourine used on stage at Wembley Stadium during Prince's Nude Tour

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Prince, American, 1958 - 2016  Search this
Medium:
fiber, plastic, metal
Dimensions:
Diameter (tambourine shell): 10 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (26 x 4.8 cm)
Diameter (shell with jingles): 11 in. (27.9 cm)
1 13/16 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (4.6 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm)
Type:
tambourines
Place used:
Wembley, London, England, Europe
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.153.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd590513d3b-7339-49ec-9625-4273d3661062
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.153.6
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Upright piano used by Thom Bell at Philadelphia International Records

Manufactured by:
Steinway & Sons, American, founded 1853  Search this
Used by:
Thom Bell, Jamaican American, born 1943  Search this
Subject of:
Philadelphia International Records, American, 1971 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
wood with ebony, ivory, metal, cabled yarn and paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 52 3/16 × 62 1/16 × 27 1/2 in. (132.6 × 157.6 × 69.9 cm)
Type:
upright pianos
Place used:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Legendary producer Thom Bell
Object number:
2015.203
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a58b8b4e-5631-4c0f-bbd3-7a6bcd2d371a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.203

Left-handed baritone Mirafone

Manufactured by:
Miraphone, German, founded 1946  Search this
Subject of:
Florida A&M University, American, founded 1887  Search this
Owned by:
William Patrick Foster, American, 1919 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 7/16 × 8 11/16 × 8 1/4 in. (49.3 × 22 × 21 cm)
Type:
brass instruments
musical instruments
Place used:
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
mid to late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Marching bands (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Anthony Foster in memory of William P. Foster
Object number:
2019.94.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57b4cca3f-6dfe-4b88-abb3-62da060c7009
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.94.2.1
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Guitar stand owned by Jim Vance

Manufactured by:
Tam Recanati  Search this
Owned by:
Jim Vance, American, 1942 - 2017  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 18 1/8 × 4 1/2 × 9 13/16 in. (46 × 11.5 × 25 cm)
Type:
stands (support furniture)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of James H. Vance, III
Object number:
2018.107.18.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5791aca37-6c9a-45eb-a429-da8d00eb2515
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.107.18.2
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Guitar strap owned by Jim Vance

Manufactured by:
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, American, founded 1946  Search this
Owned by:
Jim Vance, American, 1942 - 2017  Search this
Medium:
cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 47 5/8 × 1 15/16 × 3/8 in. (121 × 5 × 1 cm)
Type:
straps
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of James H. Vance, III
Object number:
2018.107.18.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5687b0b5d-1d39-4c09-ad4b-d0d2bc558477
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.107.18.3
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Electric console steel guitar built by Felton W. Williams, Jr.

Created by:
Felton W. Williams Jr., American, 1934 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
wood, alloy steel, metal, brass, aluminum alloy, and plastic
Dimensions:
L x W (Guitar): 38 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (97.8 x 28.6 x 8.6 cm)
L x W (Case): 42 1/2 x 17 x 4 3/4 in. (108 x 43.2 x 12.1 cm)
L x W (Legs retracted): 25 × 1 5/8 × 1 in. (63.5 × 4.1 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
steel guitars
Place made:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1963
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Pentecostal  Search this
Technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Felton W. Williams, Jr.
Object number:
2011.64.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b326b6db-0dc2-477f-8d01-858cbc9d3f53
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.64.1a-f
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Piano from Pilgrim Baptist Church used by Thomas Dorsey

Created by:
The Cable Piano Company, American, founded 1880  Search this
Used by:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, American, 1899 - 1993  Search this
Subject of:
Pilgrim Baptist Church, American, founded 1922  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal, wire and vinyl
Dimensions:
H x W x D (piano main body): 38 × 55 1/2 × 57 in. (96.5 × 141 × 144.8 cm)
H x W (piano leg at wideset point): 24 × 17 in. (61 × 43.2 cm)
Type:
baby grand pianos
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Communities  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Richard C. Keller, Jr., Mr. Edward G. Keller and Ms. Paulene Austin Keller
Object number:
2015.134.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd539bd6160-bec4-4990-95c7-3b9cdcc521db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.134.1a-g
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Piano bench from Pilgrim Baptist Church used by Thomas Dorsey

Used by:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, American, 1899 - 1993  Search this
Created by:
The Cable Piano Company, American, founded 1880  Search this
Medium:
wood , metal and vinyl
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (49.5 x 92.7 x 38.7 cm)
Type:
piano benches
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Communities  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Richard C. Keller, Jr., Mr. Edward G. Keller and Ms. Paulene Austin Keller
Object number:
2015.134.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e1117420-3c09-45cb-81e8-571f482e4d1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.134.2
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Dance rattle

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (12 x 16.5 cm)
Type:
rattles
musical instruments
Cultural Place:
West Africa, Africa
Date:
19th or 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.10.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd563e9d0f3-a6c2-43cc-b1dc-8fb432a36714
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.10.10
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Heirloom Saxon violin and bow

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Joseph Fox  Search this
Medium:
wood with metal and pearl
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2020.28.1a Violin): 3 5/8 × 7 5/8 × 23 in. (9.2 × 19.4 × 58.4 cm)
H x W x D (2020.28.1b Bow): 1 × 1/2 × 28 5/8 in. (2.5 × 1.3 × 72.7 cm)
Type:
violins
musical instruments
Date:
1820s - 1870s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clarence P. Cameron
Object number:
2020.28.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53ba4b64e-4171-4c6c-b9d3-edd6d435e24e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.28.1ab
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Case for heirloom Saxon violin and bow

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wood with metal and cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 3/4 × 9 1/2 × 31 5/8 in. (12.1 × 24.1 × 80.3 cm)
Type:
violins
musical instruments
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clarence P. Cameron
Object number:
2020.28.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57387f0b0-0e35-4d37-b88e-fd492b048019
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.28.2
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Carl Harvey prototype custom ESP Rastacasta electric guitar and case

Manufactured by:
ESP Guitars, Japanese, founded 1975  Search this
Used by:
Carl Harvey, Jamaican Canadian, born 1958  Search this
Subject of:
Toots and the Maytals, Jamaican, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
wood with metal and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (.1: guitar): 38 3/8 × 12 5/8 × 1 9/16 in. (97.5 × 32 × 4 cm)
H x W x D (.2: case): 43 11/16 × 15 9/16 × 5 1/8 in. (111 × 39.5 × 13 cm)
Type:
cases (containers)
electric guitars
Cultural Place:
Jamaica, Caribbean
Date:
ca. 2012
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Reggae (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.102.6.1-.2a-j
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54c340310-97e2-4ef6-99da-be252dc1bf03
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.102.6.1-.2a-j

Les Paul electric guitar with case owned by Slash

Manufactured by:
Epiphone Guitar Corp., American, founded 1873  Search this
Owned by:
Slash, British American, born 1965  Search this
Medium:
wood with metal and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (.1: guitar): 40 3/16 × 13 × 1 7/8 in. (102 × 33 × 4.7 cm)
H x W x D (.2: case): 41 3/4 × 15 3/16 × 4 15/16 in. (106 × 38.5 × 12.5 cm)
Type:
cases (containers)
electric guitars
Date:
2007
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.102.7.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56b1510f7-412f-432e-b929-225108364fe8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.102.7.1-.2

Drum sticks owned by Terri Lyne Carrington

Created by:
Avedis Zildjian Company, American, founded 1623  Search this
Owned by:
Terri Lyne Carrington, American, born 1965  Search this
Medium:
ink on wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each): 16 1/8 × 1/2 × 1/2 in. (41 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm)
Type:
drumsticks
Place collected:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Child musicians  Search this
Education  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Terri Lyne Carrington
Object number:
2021.101.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56ebf0faa-1652-47c1-8f51-337478a7875e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.101.2ab
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Costume oil can prop güira for Tin Man in The Wiz on Broadway

Designed by:
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Created by:
Fred Nihda, 1931 - 1997  Search this
Used by:
Tiger Haynes, American, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 2 in. (31.8 × 9.5 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
güiros
Place used:
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Men  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number:
2007.3.7.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58e3d3660-348b-408d-9de5-57895f2b3780
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.3.7.4
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Drum hand-painted depicting caricatures of nine male faces

Medium:
wood, metal, hide and paint
Dimensions:
20 1/2 x 17 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 45.4 x 16.5 cm)
Type:
drums (membranophones)
Date:
ca. 1925
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Music  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.444
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Racist and Stereotypical Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51dc84f06-4651-4b22-af01-29b50fbde5c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.444

Trumpet owned by Louis Armstrong

Created by:
Henri Selmer Paris, French, founded 1885  Search this
Vincent Bach Corporation, American, founded 1918  Search this
Owned by:
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 3/4 x 21 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (14.6 x 55.6 x 12.1 cm)
Type:
musical instruments
trumpets
Date:
September 1946
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.16.1-.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59839eca5-786d-4261-acf3-1d264ee3a271
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.16.1-.3

Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown

Manufactured by:
Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc., American, founded 1934  Search this
Trek II Products, Inc., American  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 40 x 50 x 30 in. (101.6 x 127 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
electronic organs
musical instruments
Place made:
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.1.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd599f81a9b-6124-452c-8695-caa47ef0ba57
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.1.1abc
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Leslie speaker cabinet owned by James Brown

Manufactured by:
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
wood, vinyl, metal, glass
Dimensions:
42 × 29 × 21 in. (106.7 × 73.7 × 53.3 cm)
Type:
loudspeakers
Place made:
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d63d62a1-befb-4af8-bdbd-3c75fa924902
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.1.2
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Leslie speaker cabinet cover owned by James Brown

Manufactured by:
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, metal
Type:
covers (overlying objects)
Place made:
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.1.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55a94f3b0-5cab-479d-9fd1-aba2d6e00a12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.1.2.1

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